Simply said, Rasam is a South Indian tamarind soup. One of the comfort foods for many South Indians when recovering from a cold because of its strong sour tangy flavour which really hits the spot and recently I found out that its a great hangover cure too! There are many varieties of rasam out there but the pepper tomato rasam is an all time favourite in my household. My mom makes it just right with the garlic and whole peppercorns pounded together with cumin seeds. Pair this rasam with a simple dal vegetable dish and spicy potatoes and you will have a nutritious satisfying meal.
2) Pound the peppercorns, cumin seeds and garlic till you get a roughly fine paste. You can leave it not so fine as well. Gather all the ingredients - from bottom left pounded pepper corn mix, curry leaves, dried red chillies and coriander leaves. Bottom pic, curry tamarind water and curry vadagam.
3) Mix the peppercorn garlic mix, coriander leaves, tamarind water, salt in the pot with the mashed tomatoes. Then heat oil and fry the curry leaves, dried chillies and curry vadagam and pour this tempering mix into the tomato mix in the pot.
4) Let the mix boil once and switch off fire. do not stir too much when boiling.
Hi guys! I'm Nilofar Iyer and I have shared my dishes here for you to cook for your own family and friends with love and most importantly with their long term good health in mind.